Life is too short to wait till Friday!
even though lent is over, we still feature our famous Friday fish fry every Wednesday!
Kegel's German Inn
Located in the heart of Milwaukee's West Allis neighborhood, Kegel's Inn serves up the most authentic German fare in the area. Inside you'll find a warm atmosphere, friendly service and one of the most beautiful beer halls in the country. With incredible murals, leaded glass, and heavy wooden beams, one can almost hear rounds of "Du Bist Mein Herzen" reverberating in the Bierstube. Since 1924, Kegel's Inn has been the locals' go-to destination for authentic German cuisine and continues to top the charts as one of the best places to catch a Friday Fish Fry in Milwaukee.
VOTED ONE OF MILWAUKEE'S BEST FISH FRY'S!
At Kegel's Inn, everything is made from time honored traditional recipes. Like the rest of our establishment, things haven't changed much since we first opened our doors in 1924. Sure, there may be some new faces, but our steadfast commitment to our customers and our family values keeps our atmosphere warm and inviting, our service fast and neighborly, and our delicious food in accordance to the highest standards of our family lineage. At the end of the day, our goal is that your experience gets better every time you come in. Danke Schön!
5901 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
Sa & Su Closed
M-Th 4:30 - 9:00pm
F 4:00 - 10:00pm
Sa 4:30 - 9:00pm
Reservations by phone: (414) 257-9999
Although reservations are not required any night of the week, we always appreciate when you call ahead about larger parties.
WHAT ABOUT FRIDAY FISH FRY?
We do allow a limited number of reservations for Friday's Fish Fry. If you call and you can't get a reservation, don't worry! We leave most of the dining room available for our walk-in customers.
While it is customary to wait for a table on Fridays, we understand walking in can be a bit intimidating if you've never been here before. Here is a quick guide to enjoying the wait at Kegel's Inn on a busy Friday Night
1 - Get your name on the list
Walk all the way to the end of the bar and give your name and party size to Jim Kegel.
2 - Belly up to the bar
Enjoy the great selection of German Beers and Classic Supper Club Cocktails from Julian Kegel.
3 - Feel the Gemütlichkeit
Spend your time noticing the friendliness and good cheer. Allow your senses to notice the authenticity of your surroundings.
4 - Take yourself back in time
Kegel's is a 1924 prohibition-era speakeasy. Revel in the craftsmanship of our original murals, the intricate woodwork and gorgeous leaded stained glass windows.
5 - Rejoice when your name is called.
Getting a table is a little bit like Yahtzee, so make sure you cheer accordingly!
6 - Enjoy yourself!
PLANNING A PARTY?
Kegel's Inn has a long, rich history of entertaining large parties. With a dining room that seats up to 100 guests*, our customizable dining room is perfect for birthdays, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties, business meetings, anniversaries, graduations, school field trips, memorial luncheons and so much more!
PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE DINING with CAPACITY OF UP TO 100*
CUSTOM MENU Offerings
NO Hidden Fees or Minimums**
*Limited to capacity of 50 guests on Fri & Sat Night.
**Must have group size of at least 25
Join us for Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest of the Year!
New for 2017
Aug 25, 26, 27
*NEW* Kegel's Inn Classic Friday Fish Fry served outside under the tent!
*NEW* We're moving the party from the Kegel's Inn parking lot out onto 59th street!
*NEW* Kegel's Inn will provide German fare outside during the festival!
Schedule of Events
4pm - OPEN
OUTDOOR FRIDAY FISH FRY
LIVE MUSIC - THE TALISMEN
11p - CLOSE
12pm - OPEN
GERMAN FOOD OUTSIDE
1pm - 5pm
LIVE MUSIC - BREWHAUS POLKA KINGS
6pm - 10pm
LIVE MUSIC - BLASKAPELLE
11pm - CLOSE
12pm - OPEN
BEER GARDEN OPEN
GERMAN FOOD OUTSIDE
2pm - 6pm
LIVE MUSIC - THE MUSIC VENDORS
7pm - close
Save the date!
August 25, 26, 27th
Milwaukee's First Oktoberfest
New for 2017 - Kegel's Inn Friday Fish Fry available outside under the music tent!
“Pull out your Lederhosen and dust off your Dirndls, this is going to be the best Oktoberfest of the year” said Lion Bill Elliott. This year, excitement is building because the organizers moved the event from the parking lot of Kegel's Inn out onto 59th street between National Ave and Greenfield Avenue. "We'll have way more room to party, and with our Friday Fish Fry under the tent with live music, it's going to be soo much fun!" Says Kegel's Inn owner Julian Kegel.
On Friday, August 25th, festivities will kick off at 4 pm with a Ribbon Cutting by The West Allis Chamber of Commerce, that will celebrate the successful transition of Kegel's Inn to the fourth generation of family ownership. Kegel's Inn will celebrate their 93 years in business by offering their famous Friday Fish Fry outside under the tent for the first time in their history. Fish Fry service begins at 4 pm and goes until 10 pm. Live music by the Talismen will be complimented by German beers that will flow unobstructedly in the new 59th Street Beer Garden until it closes at 11 pm.
On Saturday, August 26th the festival will be open from Noon until 11 pm, with live music starting at 1pm with the Brewhaus Polka Kings and then follwed by Blaskappelle Milwaukee at 6pm. Kegel's Inn will be also offering authentic German cuisine outside in the beer garden all weekend.
On Sunday, August 27th, the event will run from Noon -6 pm, with live music by the Music Venders starting at 2pm. Kegel's Inn will be also offering authentic German cuisine outside in the beer garden all weekend.